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This week

The VCU Community Health Education Center hosts a chronic tendon disease information session at the center, VCU Medical Center, Gateway Building, Ground Floor. Jeff Elbich, M.D., VCU School of Medicine Department of Radiology, will present. Attend to learn more about painful scar tissue buildup in tendons and a new minimally invasive outpatient procedure to treat this condition. Refreshments provided. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at or (804) 828-2432 or visit

Massey Cancer Center brings farmers market produce to the VCU community. Tricycle Gardens will be selling locally-grown produce at the corner of Marshall and College Streets. Recipes will be provided for the vegetables sold. Weather permitting. The stand will close at 1 p.m. or when sold out. For more information, contact Heather Martin at or (804) 628-2106.

Coming up

The Jamaica study abroad group hosts a symposium reflecting the experiences of VCU students and faculty who attended the Jamaica Community Health Promotion service learning trip. The VCU community is invited to attend and learn about their cultural experience through community based outreach. The symposium will be held in West Grace Street Student Housing- North, room 1030J. For more information, contact Ashley Bullock at or (540) 735-6521.

Men's Basketball head coach, Will Wade, hosts a week-long basketball camp for boys and girls entering 2nd-7th grades from July 25-29 at the Siegel Center. The cost of the camp is $300 and includes lunch each day, camp T-shirt and camp basketball. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and camp ends on Friday at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Dianne Long at or (804) 828-1278 or visit

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a free introduction session for an online strategy workshop to help prepare for the LSAT®. Participants can enter as a guest by visiting (uses Adobe Connect). For more information, contact Liz W. Fillman at or (804) 827-9341 or visit

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education hosts an LSAT® Live-Online Test Prep Course on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 18. To save $50 at the time of registration, use "VCU50". A payment plan is also available. For more information, contact Liz W. Fillman at or (804) 827-9341 or visit


VCU Libraries Lifts Fines on Most Overdue Books

VCU Libraries will no longer charge fines on overdue books from its general collection. This change went into effect July 15. Patrons holding long-overdue books, including those so late to have been recorded as lost, are encouraged to return those books to the libraries. A $10 processing fee will apply, but it is lower than the charge to replace a book. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

VCUDine: 'Blocks' Are Now Officially 'Swipes'

VCU Dining Services unveils a fresh new look this summer in advance of the 2016-2017 academic year. The dining branch of VCU Business Services will now be known as VCUDine and "blocks" will officially be renamed "swipes." Swipes are used for meals and can always be used at either Market 810 or Jonah's. A Meal Exchange is now known as a Swipe Exchange, in which dining plan holders can exchange swipes for meals at 18 of the 23 dining locations on campus. For more information, contact Christy Rabil at or (804) 828-1148 or visit

Dorris Douglas Budd Award: Nominations Accepted

Nominations are accepted through Friday, Aug. 19, for the 2016 Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which recognizes outstanding administrative and office support staff who enhance the image and mission of VCU and VCU Health. Eligibility criteria include minimum employment of five years, as of Sept. 30, 2016, in a secretarial/clerical support position at VCU Health (up to Salary Grade 9) or VCU (up to Pay Band 4). The nomination form (including criteria) is available online at For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

President's Awards for Staff and Administrative and Professional Faculty: Nominations Accepted

Nominations are accepted until Friday, Aug. 19, for this year's President's Awards for Staff and Administrative and Professional Faculty. For the nomination site and award criteria, visit the website below. For more information, contact Marella Briggs at or visit

Upcoming Workshops for Supervisors

The Human Resources Office of Learning and Development has updated the training calendar with supervisor workshops scheduled between now and the end of August. Workshops include "Feedback for Improved Performance," "Conducting Regular Supervision Meetings" and "The Supervisor as Coach." For more information, contact Penny McFarline at or visit

Women and Men of Color Discussion Group Facilitators

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs seeks facilitators for the Women of Color Discussion Group and Men of Color Discussion Group. Those interested in engaging students representing various cultural backgrounds in a small group setting, contact Jenaé Harrington by Friday, July 29. For more information, contact Jenae Harrington at or (804) 828-6672.

RamRide Stop Closures

Beginning on Monday, Aug. 1, RamRide will no longer service the following transit stops: 8th and Grace St. (Campus Connector), 8th and Clay (Campus Connector/I Lot) and 9th and Broad (I Lot). Following the closures, 8th and Grace St. passengers should begin using the 8th and Main St. stops; 8th and Clay St. passengers should use the Coliseum Deck stop; and 9th and Broad St. passengers should use the Sanger Hall stop for service. To track the status of RamRide in real time, visit For more information, contact Craig Willingham at or (804) 828-7275 or visit

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